Note these 2 upcoming seminars that unpack the issues of serving and ministering to Asian American youth, one in New York City, one in the Los Angeles area.
Bridging the Gap for Asian American Youth Ministry
Presented by Wendy Chou, Youth Director of Monmouth Chinese Christian Church (MCCC), Middletown, NJ. Wendy has been involved in youth ministry for over 17 years, starting as a youth leader at Rutgers Community Christian Church in Somerset, NJ.
When: Wednesday, February 21st, 2007 at 7 p.m.
Where: Chinese Christian Herald Crusades (CCHC) Flushing Herald Center, 39-07 Prince St., Unit 4J, Flushing, NY 11354.
If there are any questions please feel free to call Peter Ong at 917-359-2021. Please email email@example.com to RSVP.
Pastoral and Laity Ministries and Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Herald Youth Center presents the ENGAGE (English-speaking Asian American Group Exchange) Speakers Series, a monthly series that hopes to build, equip, assist and rebuild lay leaders who serve Asian American churches. The first series will focus on Asian American Youth Ministry and the implications for leadership and developing discipleship. For each Speaking Series, dinner will be provided.
Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD) is hosting 2007 Parent Educational Seminars on Asian Youth to educate parents and community leaders in interacting more effectively with their youth.
The first seminar, “Understanding Your Teen: What Teenagers Face in the World Today” will be hosted on February 20, 2007, featuring speaker Hans Liang, President of Asian Pacific Probation Association and one of the distinguished trainers of LA County Probation Department. Upcoming seminars will address specific topics which will help parents be aware of Asian gangs and how to prevent their youth from becoming a gang member.
These upcoming seminars will be hosted at Wilshire United Methodist Church, 4350 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM:
* March 20, 2007 – “Motivational Communication with Your Youth”
* April 17, 2007 – “What Parents Need to Know About Youth Substance Abuse”
* May 1, 2007 – “Keeping Youth Safe on the Internet”
To sign up for seminars and for additional information, please contact Joanna Han at 213-984-4243 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
KCCD President and CEO Hyepin Im said, “Contrary to the model minority myth, Asian youth face significant challenges in communicating with their parents, having pressure from Asian gangs, and dealing with substance abuse. It is imperative that we educate and equip our community with skills to lead our children away from violence and the trend toward at- risk behaviors.” Hans Liang, President of Asian Pacific Probation Association, agreed saying, “During the 4 years that I’ve been with the Asian Gang Unit, I’ve found that there are many troubled Asian youth in our society. The only successful way they can receive the support that they need is by getting the parents involved in the process of maintaining pro- social change with their children. Asian Pacific Probation Association is excited to partner with KCCD and we know that these parent educational seminars will benefit the Asian parents in the community.”